Intelligence, security and the Attlee governments, 1945–51 : an uneasy relationship?

Lomas, DWB 2016, Intelligence, security and the Attlee governments, 1945–51 : an uneasy relationship? , Manchester University Press, Manchester.

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Abstract

Drawing on recently released documents and private papers, this is the first book-length study to examine the intimate relationship between the Attlee government and Britain's intelligence and security services at the start of the Cold War. Often praised for the formation of the modern-day 'welfare state', Attlee's government also played a significant, if little understood, role in combating communism at home and overseas, often in the face of vocal, sustained opposition from its own backbenches. This book tells the story of Attlee's Cold War. From Whitehall vetting to secret operations in Eastern Europe and the fallout of Soviet atomic espionage on both sides of the Atlantic, it provides a fresh interpretation of the Attlee government, making it essential reading for anyone interested in the Labour Party, intelligence, security and Britain's foreign and defence policy at the start of the Cold War.

Item Type: Book
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719099144
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: DWB Lomas
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2016 09:58
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:52
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/41079

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